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Donald Trump’s Response to Russia Investigation: “This is the End of My Presidency. I’m F**ked!”

On Thursday (Apr. 18), the Department of Justice has released the full (but significantly redacted) version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.Among many highlights is one portion in which President Trump revealed he was scared sh*tless after learning of Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel in 2017, saying that it would be the end of his presidency, according to Mueller’s investigation.“Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end o...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Russia, Jazz, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Jeff Sessions, Mueller, East Room, Robert Mueller


Donald Trump Meeting Mao Zedong Could Be The Salvation Of Cantonese Opera

Wait, what? Yes, a new work in the traditional Cantonese opera format shows a young Donald Trump meeting the Chairman on a trip to China in 1972. The hope is that this piece, titled Trump on Show, could show younger Hong Kong audiences that their traditional music-theater isn’t just a historical curiosity. – Quartz
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, Music, China, Donald Trump, Trump, Mao Zedong, 04.06.19


Trump Escalates Attacks Against Ilhan Omar, Despite Death Threats Against Her

President Donald Trump launched another attack on Twitter against Rep. Ilhan Omar Monday, accusing the Somali-American refugee of being ungrateful and making anti-U.S. remarks. The tweet follows Trump's decision to post video footage of the September 11 terror attacks intercut with a comment Omar made in a March speech.The Minnesota freshman has faced increased backlash for remarks she made at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) event last month. "For far too long we have lived with ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Minnesota, Congress, Saudi Arabia, White House, America, Egypt, House, Muslim, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Bernie Sanders, Trump


Exclusive: DNC Appoints Three Women Of Color To Senior Leadership Roles

The Democratic National Committee is appointing three women of color to some of its top leadership positions, Refinery29 can exclusively report.The DNC has promoted Waikinya Clanton, the brains behind the committee's Seat At the Table Tour, from director of African-American outreach to senior advisor to Chair Tom Perez; Rachana Desai Martin, who until recently served as interim chief operating officer, will be in the role permanently; and Reyna Walters-Morgan is joining the DNC as director of v...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Senate, White House, Dnc, Donald Trump, Democratic National Committee, Reyna, Tom Perez, Seema Nanda, Waikinya Clanton, Rachana Desai Martin, Reyna Walters Morgan, Rachana Waikinya, DeathOlivia Jade Could Face Jail Time For College


Jokes Aside, Kim Kardashian Is Becoming A Lawyer

Last year, Kim Kardashian used her massive platform to help incarcerated women get long overdue pardons, even going as far as meeting with fellow reality star Donald Trump at the White House for assistance. She continues to fight for prison reform, reaching out to people with political power — like Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump — who can help make policy change. Now, however, Kardashian is taking her passion for social justice one step further: She's becoming an actual lawyer.Kardashian revea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, California, White House, San Francisco, Kanye West, Kardashian, Donald Trump, Robert Kardashian, J Simpson, Ivanka Trump, William Kate Middleton, Jared Kushner, Southern California Kardashian, Kardashian Level DramaKim Kardashian


Oprah Winfrey Donates $2 Million to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Oprah Winfrey is doing more to help Puerto Rico rebuild than President Donald Trump.Puerto Rico, an unincorporated U.S. territory, still hasn’t fully recovered from getting hit with back-to-back hurricanes in 2017, which severely has impacted the island’s infrastructure.Nearly 30,000 Puerto Ricans died after Hurricane Maria hit in 2017, just weeks after Hurricane Irma, and residents are still suffering through lack of power, food shortages, little-to-no medical aid, and much more.But Oprah wants...
Tags: Celebs, Charity, Awareness, Pop Culture, Jazz, Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, Oprah, Donations, Hamilton, Hurricanes, Puerto Rico, San Juan, Trump, Tony, Lin Manuel Miranda


The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Giving Trump His Path To Re-Election

Democratic lawmakers in New York and Virginia introduced legislation earlier this year to expand access to abortion in the later stages of pregnancy. They also inadvertently gave President Donald Trump a gift.“In recent months the Democrat party has also been aggressively pushing extreme late-term abortion, allowing children to be ripped from their mother’s womb right up until the moment of birth,” he falsely claimed at a Michigan rally in late March. He then misrepresented Virginia’s bill, whi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Texas, White House, Virginia, Russia, Hillary Clinton, United States, Michigan, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, U S Supreme Court, Tobias, National Right to Life Committee NRLC


Kirstjen Nielsen Out As Secretary Of Homeland Security

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned from her post, President Donald Trump announced Sunday evening. Her departure is reportedly part of a massive overhaul at the department, led by White House adviser Stephen Miller."Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service," Trump tweeted. "I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will be...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mexico, White House, Dhs, Homeland Security, Nielsen, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Cabinet, John Kelly, Trump, U S Customs, Kevin, U S Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE, Stephen Miller


New York Man Charged With Threatening To Assault & Murder Ilhan Omar

A man from Addison, NY was arrested Friday and charged with threatening to assault and murder a U.S. official after he allegedly made death threats against Rep. Ilhan Omar.According to the criminal complain t and affidavit, on March 21, a member of Omar’s staff received a phone call from Carlineo during which he threatened to kill the congresswoman. The staff member reportedly recalls Carlineo asking whether they worked for the Muslim Brotherhood, accusing Omar of being a terrorist, and threate...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Congress, Fbi, Donald Trump, Muslim Brotherhood, Omar, Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Authorities, Carlineo, Addison NY, U S Capitol Police Threat Assessment Section, Star Gazette According, Donna DaltonJoe Biden


The NRA Is Protecting Dangerous Men. It's Time To Close The "Boyfriend Loophole."

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Thursday, with a new provision that closes the "boyfriend loophole" by extending existing gun restrictions to include current or former dating partners convicted of abuse or stalking charges. The vote was 263 to 158, with 33 Republicans voting for the measure.Right now, the law only prohibits firearm purchases for people who are "married to, lived with, or have a child with the victim" and who have been co...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Africa, Pennsylvania, United States, Harvard University, House, Amy Klobuchar, Npr, Republican, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein


Biden, Beto & Bernie Are Leading The Polls. Are Women Reluctant To Support Women?

The latest Quinnipiac University National Poll finds the "B" boys at the top: 29% favor Sen. Joe Biden (who has not entered the race, but is expected to), 19% prefer Sen. Bernie Sanders, and 12% pick former Rep. Beto O'Rourke. Sen. Kamala Harris is not far behind at 8%, although according to RealClearPolitics, which averages several polls, she is ahead of Beto."Hungry for a candidate to take on President Donald Trump, Democrats and Democratic leaners put the three B's, Biden, Bernie, and Beto, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mexico, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Hillary, Long Island, BETO, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, Trump, Sanders, Bernie, HARRIS


What Joe Biden Did May Not Have Been Harassment — But That Doesn't Mean It's Okay

The first time a man made me feel uncomfortable, I was 12 or 13, that age you are when well-meaning adults start saying you look like a mujercita, a little woman, not a kid anymore. The details of the date and place remain fuzzy, but I remember clearly how a grown man my family knows hugged me a little too hard, held on to me for a little too long, and planted a kiss on my cheek a little too forcefully, to the point that it made me feel like my skin was crawling.I had never been treated this wa...
Tags: Fashion, Music, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, United States, House, New York Times, Nevada, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Gloria Steinem, Flores, Anita Hill, Hartford


Inside The World Of Gillistans, Kirsten Gillibrand’s Biggest Fans

Brooklyn attorneys Ella Frederick, 43, and Jolevette Mitchell, 31, were among the earliest to arrive at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s strategically positioned rally in front of Trump International Hotel in New York City last week. Because of that, they got to stand right in front of the stage as Gillibrand formally announced her candidacy for president, decrying the glassy “shrine to greed, division, and vanity” behind her and calling President Donald Trump a coward. After the rally, they took self...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Washington, Senate, New York City, America, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, Hillary Clinton, House Of Representatives, Medicare, Michigan, Chanel, Msnbc, Donald Trump


Beyoncé Reinvented The White Suit For Her NAACP Awards Look

White suits are truly having a moment this year and Beyoncé is getting in on the action.On Saturday night Queen Bey took home the NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year and graced the stage wearing the iconic women’s suffragette color we have seen a lot since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016. But, you know, with a very Queen Bey twist.Instead of the typical pants and suit jacket combo, Bey donned a uniquely tailored, Balmain Spring 2019 couture suit gown with lots of thigh show...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Viola Davis, Beyonce, Instagram, Congress, Jay Z, Nasa, Naacp, Donald Trump, Balmain, Clinton, Bey, Lorraine Schwartz


250 Abortion Restrictions Have Been Introduced This Year Alone, Report Says

Amid constant news of unconstitutional abortion bans like Georgia's "fetal heartbeat bill," a new report found that anti-choice lawmakers in 41 states have introduced over 250 bills restricting access to abortion care in the first months of 2019 alone. The report was released on Wednesday by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Guttmacher Institute.For years, conservative lawmakers have relentlessly introduced and passed measures such as waiting periods, targeted regulation of abort...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Georgia, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, U S Supreme Court, Roe, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Brian Kemp, Elizabeth Nash, Oriaku Njoku, ARC Southeast


Ivanka Trump's Lawyer Tried To Change Michael Cohen's 2017 Testimony

The first daughter and White House advisor's schedule isn't public, but we'll keep you posted on her goings-on every weekBack in 2017, Ivanka Trump's lawyer allegedly suggested changes to Michael Cohen's statements to Congress in order to distance the first daughter from the deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to emails reviewed by Vanity Fair.Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and a convicted felon, said during an explosive congressional testimony last month ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, White House, Russia, New York City, House, Moscow, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Vanity Fair, Trump, Cohen


The Mueller Report Reveals No Collusion — But Lots Of Russian Interference

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is on its way to being released. In a summary to Congress on Sunday, Attorney General William Barr summarized the report's findings. In short: there will be no further indictments and no collusion was discovered from the Trump camp.In describing the investigation's findings of Russian interference with the 2016 election, it determined that there was no conspiracy or coordination with Russian efforts from the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it.It ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, AG, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, William Barr, RiverNancy Pelosi


Nancy Pelosi Promises She Won’t Let The Mueller Report Stay Classified

Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia was submitted to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pledging to fight to declassify its findings so lawmakers are free to discuss them publicly.Pelosi warned fellow members of the House that the Justice Department may try to only reveal the report’s findings to a select few top Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate in an effort to hide the...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, Senate, Russia, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Clinton, Congressional, Pelosi, Senate judiciary


The President Of Brazil Made An Anti-LGBTQ+ Statement. Trump Nodded Along.

During his visit to the White House on Tuesday, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said in his remarks that the U.S. and Brazil stand side-by-side "in their efforts to ensure liberties and respect to traditional family lifestyles, respect to God, our Creator, against the gender ideology or the politically correct attitudes, and against fake news."President Trump vigorously nodded along with the entire statement, as the video below shows. The statement, which has several concerning parts, has no...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Supreme Court, White House, Hillary Clinton, United States, Vatican, Brazil, Madeleine McCann, Lgbtq, Donald Trump, Trump, Reid, Trevor Project, The Trevor Project, Peter Beinart


Elizabeth Warren Is A Policy Heavyweight. The Media Is More Interested In Rockstars.

Welcome to Hindsight 2020, Refinery29's weekly column reflecting on the women running for president and the lessons learned (or not!) from 2016.Sen. Elizabeth Warren's policy positions are rooted in her clear-eyed understanding of how capitalism in its current form benefits some, but not all Americans. During her appearance at a CNN town hall Monday, her first major introduction to the national stage this election cycle, the Massachusetts senator embraced this ethos by speaking about her family...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Washington, Senate, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Joe Biden, Cnn, Harvard, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Iowa, Madeleine McCann, Warren, Biden


Jacinda Ardern's Extraordinary Display Of Leadership After The New Zealand Shootings

In the immediate aftermath of the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 50 dead and 40 injured, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern swiftly deemed the attack as a act of terrorism and rejected the notion that the victims, many of them migrants, were not part of the country. "They have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home," she said in a press conference following the attack. She then emphasized: "They are us."The address would set the tone for Ardern's...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Sydney, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Christchurch, Cory Booker, Rosario Dawson, Christchurch New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, ALDERN, Ardern, Kilbirnie Mosque, Christchurch Ardern, Wellington Islamic Center She


At Least 49 People Killed In Terror Attack On New Zealand Mosques

At least 49 people died and dozens were injured when a gunman with white nationalist views opened fire at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. The attack, which was live-streamed on Facebook, happened during Jumu’ah, one of the holiest and most attended congregational prayers. A second mosque in the area was also targeted.Prime Minister Jacinda Arden called the shooting a terrorist attack. "This is one of New Zealand's darkest days," she said. "There is no place in New Zealand for ...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, United States, New Zealand, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Trump, Dylann Roof, Coast Guard, Breivik, Anders Breivik, Christchurch New Zealand, Jacinda Arden, Donna Dalton, New Zealand Mosques


A Wave Of New Bills Would Ban Abortion Before Most Women Even Know They're Pregnant

While President Donald Trump is banking on the power of inflammatory anti-abortion rhethoric to help him win the White House again, conservative lawmakers in state legislatures across the country are laserfocused on taking the fight to the courts. The road to making abortion illegal in the U.S. again is paved with extreme regulations like so-called “hearbeat bills.”Since January, nearly a dozen states have introduced this type of legislation, which bans abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Minnesota, Supreme Court, California, White House, San Francisco, Georgia, Missouri, Williams, House, Iowa, Ohio, West Coast, Donald Trump, University Of California


Beto O'Rourke Is Already Getting The Rockstar Treatment

Although Beto O'Rourke officially kicked off his presidential campaign on Thursday morning with a video, what everyone will truly remember from his announcement is the dreamy, Americana-infused, Annie Leibovitz-shot Vanity Fair cover story published the day before, in which O'Rourke, who spent his youth as a freewheeling musician, talks in poetry: "Man, I’m just born to be in it."O'Rourke's rise to national superstardom happened when he came closer than anyone expected to beating the loathed Te...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Nbc, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Georgia, Hillary Clinton, House, Ted Cruz, Annie Leibovitz, Customs, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, BETO, Bernie Sanders


Martrydöd – “Cashless Society”

Back in 2016, the Swedish band Martyrdöd released List, an album of absolutely brutal crusty and metallic d-beat. This album had absolutely nothing to do with the election of Donald Trump, and yet in the immediate aftermath of that election, it felt cleansing and revitalizing. The world hasn't exactly gotten a whole lot … More »
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Nick Sandmann, The MAGA Teen From The Viral Incident, Sues CNN

The family of Nick Sandmann, the student wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat who was involved in a viral encounter with an Indigenous elder at the Lincoln Memorial in January, has sued CNN for defamation. The lawsuit follows a similar one the Sandmanns filed against the Washington Post last month. Their attorney says they're planning to go after more media outlets such as the Associated Press and personalities such as Bill Maher over their reporting of the incident.The Sandmann family is s...
Tags: Post, Fashion, Music, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Cnn, New York Times, Jim Carrey, Associated Press, Donald Trump, NICK, Lincoln Memorial, U S District Court, Bill Maher, Phillips


The President Allegedly Wanted To Get Rid Of Ivanka & Jared

No wonder Ivanka Trump recently "joked" that being President Donald Trump's daughter is "the hardest job in the world." According to Kushner Inc., a book by HuffPo editor-at-large Vicky Ward set to be released on March 19, the president Trump allegedly wanted Ivanka and Jared Kushner to resign because they were giving him bad press. Which is confusing, because he's plenty capable of giving himself bad press!"Get rid of my kids; get them back to New York," Trump told his incoming White House chi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, White House, New York Times, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Jared, Trump, Ward, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, New York Trump, CHARLOTTESVILLE Va, Jared Kushner, Vicky Ward, Kushner Inc


El Paso Venue Cancels Filter Show Over Band’s Anti-Trump Facebook Post

Rock band Filter had their show canceled Thursday night over a Facebook post and the band's intent to portray the American flag upside down in a background video onstage. The band was scheduled to perform at the Speaking Rock Entertainment Center in El Paso, Texas. More »
Tags: Facebook, Music, News, Donald Trump, El Paso Texas, Filter, Anti Trump Facebook Post, Speaking Rock Entertainment Center


No, Kamala Harris Is Not "Too Warm" Or "Connecting Too Much"

Welcome to Hindsight 2020, Refinery29's weekly column reflecting on the women running for president and the lessons learned (or not!) from 2016.A recent article in Politico lays out the argument that Sen. Kamala Harris' warmth and ability to connect with audiences is the Achilles' heel of her presidential campaign. The writer's evidence? She relates to voters on a personal level rather than always going policy-wonk on them, for example asking for a woman's mother's name during a campaign stop i...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, Mexico, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Biden, Donald Trump, Trevor Noah, Kamala Harris, Sanders, Jussie Smollett, HARRIS


Ivanka Trump Is Spared From Being Investigated By Democrats — For Now

The first daughter and White House advisor's schedule isn't public, but we'll keep you posted on her goings-on every week.Ivanka Trump is in the eye of the storm. As Democrats aggressively pursue several lines of inquiry into possible wrongdoing by her father, President Donald Trump, the first daughter and senior White House advisor has not been officially summoned to testify before Congress. The same can't be said for her husband and fellow presidential advisor Jared Kushner, or her siblings E...
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